Advanced CT-scan analyses can offer deep insight into challenges faced when examining novel composites and hybrid material behavior or performing quality and certification testing. Part two of a two-part series.
Composites fabricators can now gain better control and visibility into freezer inventory and monitoring shelf-life. With the free trial, advanced manufacturers will be able to experience the Smart Factory with no upfront cost and zero disruption to production.
Installation of a cloud-based production data capture system significantly improved the company’s productivity and reduced leadtimes by a quarter.
The company leveraged Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technology to strengthen core manufacturing capabilities, diversify product portfolio and pivot into new areas of manufacturing.
Plataine's optimization software solution enables Enercon to meet market demand, automate manufacturing processes and significantly reduce production costs and material waste.
Taking advantage of the electronic record proves to be of significant value to composite fabricator’s record-keeping process.
The research will focus on the development of a commercially-ready system capable of robotic overprinting on pre-manufactured non-planar surfaces, with multi-material polymers and continuous fiber.
nebumind software builds digital twins from manufacturing data to trace defects, compare manufactured parts, qualify processes, develop tolerance windows for process monitoring and more.
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The software automatically optimizes slicing parameters for 3D printers, reduces print iterations and provides near instant feedback on the viability of a user’s project.
Presentations from Microsoft, Uber Elevate, BFG International, Joby Aviation, Anzac Contractors, the Florida DOT will be featured at CAMX 2020.
This latest technology will aid development of open-meshed textile grids and non-crimp fabric structures for composites and concrete reinforcements.
In its final stages of JETCAM testing, Quickstep maintains its future expansion plans for Industry 4.0 functionality and a paperless factory.
A 3D finite element technique to resolve the fidelity-versus-speed dilemma of performing fatigue analysis for large composite structures.
The facility will support GKN’s commitment toward next-gen aircraft technology developments, Industry 4.0 and more.
Two materials and process approaches are demonstrated for CFRP bulkhead production.
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Boasting a prepreg carbon fiber airframe, the HLAP concept became a platform for a variety of composite fabrication techniques.
Integration of software solutions across PLM, ERP, asset management and supply chain will drive digital transformation across enterprises.
The Cray X features a frame made with SGL Carbon carbon fiber and aids workers when lifting loads of up to 28 kilograms for up to eight hours.
Transformed into a virtual event, the latest CAMX 2020 preview describes some of the opportunities that will be available for visitors and exhibitors.
RWTH Aachen spin-off scales up production for low-cost, in-situ consolidated composites as inserts for lighter, cheaper injection-molded parts.
An evolving landscape of automation, sensors and AI software is not an end, but a means to achieve the cost, quality, efficiency and agility required for future manufacturing.
Imaging and analysis via computed tomography (CT) has potential for certifiable safety and business sustainability and could be key for interior inspections of composite parts. Part 1 of a two-part series.
Algorithm-based artificial intelligence, once only imagined, is here. It can do a lot of good.
The AI-based technology integrates production scheduling with shop floor management for a more efficient manufacturing process.
The NX Sketch software tool offers flexibility and eliminates upfront constraints in a 3D CAD environment.
At Spirit AeroSystem’s Prestwick facility in Scotland, a glimpse of the future of aerocomposites manufacturing in a resin transfer molding line for A320 spoilers.
The 2019 final review demonstrated integration of an automated CFRP process chain: AFP inline inspection and rework, cure and resin flow sensors, part performance prediction and a decision support tool for line operators.
Visualizing the difference between digital representations and data flows and understanding the applications that are changing composites manufacturing and business models.